Is My Co-op Maintenance Tax Deductible? by Jane Herro

The short answer is YES – a percentage of your monthly maintenance is tax deductible and this percentage is different from unit to unit depending on number of shares owned. With a co-op, the amount of the maintenance that is tax deductible is based on the portion that is used to pay real estate taxes and […]

NYC’s Top Neighborhoods for Bikers by Jane Herro

I am a Red Hook resident and rely on my bike daily to get around. NYC’s bike infrastructure has improved by leaps and bounds since I moved to the city from Milwaukee seven years ago. The De Blasio administration and the city’s Department of Transportation are making strides in their “Vision Zero” initiative, adding miles to protected bike […]

Red Hook Walks and “Makers of Red Hook” Calendar.

The 3rd Annual Red Hook Walks, a Street Fair sponsored by SBIDC, is just around the corner! On Friday June 9th, from 6pm to 10pm, Van Brunt Street from Visitation Place to Dikeman Street will close down for the event. Meet local business owners and neighbors, enjoy live music and participate in activities for all ages! […]

Gardening in Small Spaces by Jane Herro

Spring is in full swing and the gardens are waking up! It’s not too late to start your own – even if you’re lacking in outdoor space. There are plenty of options for those of you who want to flex their green thumb but may not have a backyard or rooftop to do so. I […]

What Fed Rate Hike Means for Mortgage Rates by Jane Herro

The Federal Reserve decision on the 15th to lift its benchmark short-term interest rate by a quarter percentage point is likely to have a domino effect across the economy as it gradually pushes up rates for everything from mortgages and credit card rates to small business loans. Last week, the average rate of a thirty-year fixed […]

Real Tours: Kensington by Jane Herro

Kensington…even the name is charming! Located in the center of Brooklyn just south of Prospect Park, this diverse neighborhood is home to gorgeous prewar buildings and Victorian homes along it’s tree-lined streets. Ocean Parkway, which was finished in 1880, starts in Kensington and runs all the way down to Coney Island. The Parkway offers 5 […]

Red Hook Two-Family Home Open House

We blogged yesterday about an open house in Red Hook for a gorgeous brick carriage house at 97 King Street. We have another open house in Red Hook to share with you today! The description for this two-family brick home is below but you can read more and view the floorplans on Streeteasy. You can […]

Year of the Renter by Jane Herro

A case of supply and demand is impacting the rental market across NYC at the moment; inventories and vacancies are higher than they’ve been in years and renters are benefiting because of it! If you’re thinking about moving, now may be the time as landlords are more willing to negotiate. Concessions for both new leases […]

Introducing RC’s Team Fallon!

RC’s Tina Fallon and Jane Herro have collaborated on a number of sales and rental listings, which has worked out so well for them and for their clients that they’ve decided to officially team up! They’ve both had a remarkably expansive year here at Realty Collective and we’re so happy for these smart and talented women. Read their […]

Open House Tonight for Clinton Hill Coop.

RC’s Tina Fallon and Jane Herro will be holding an open house for this gorgeous one bedroom coop in Clinton Hill from 6pm-7:30pm tonight.  This description for this apartment, which is selling for $515,000, is below.  To see more photos and read more about this listing click here. Welcome home to Willoughby Walk, a beautifully […]